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The Best Roddy McDowall Movies 

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List of the best Roddy McDowall movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Roddy McDowall's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Roddy McDowall movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Roddy McDowall movies will be at the top of the list. Roddy McDowall has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Roddy McDowall movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Roddy McDowall films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Roddy McDowall role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Roddy McDowall performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List ranges from Angel, Angel, Down We Go to Earth Angel and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Roddy McDowall movies?" and "What are the greatest Roddy McDowall roles of all time?"

Notable directors that worked with Roddy McDowall include names like Orson Welles, Garry Marshall and Fritz Lang.

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Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Peter Ustinov

Released: 1982

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Evil Under the Sun is a 1982 British mystery film based on the 1941 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie.
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Suzanne Pleshette, Roddy McDowall, Karl Malden

Released: 1967

Directed by: James Neilson

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin is a theatrical feature film produced by Walt Disney Company.
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Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1965

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Inside Daisy Clover is a 1965 American drama film based on the 1963 novel by Gavin Lambert. It stars Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Roddy McDowall and Ruth Gordon. It was ...more
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Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, James Caan

Released: 1975

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Funny Lady is a 1975 American biographical musical comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross and starring Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall and Ben Vereen. A sequel to ...more

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#250 of 344 Movies with the Best Soundtracks #25 of 119 The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals

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Mary Steenburgen, Roddy McDowall, William Russ

Released: 1987

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Dead of Winter is a thriller film made in 1987. It was directed by Arthur Penn and is a loose remake of the 1945 film My Name Is Julia Ross. It stars Mary Steenburgen, who plays three roles.
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John Huston, Casey Kasem, Roddy McDowall

Released: 1980

Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass

The Return of the King, is a 1980 animated musical television film created by Rankin/Bass and Topcraft. The film is an adaptation of the The Return of the King, the third book in The Lord of the ...more
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Roddy McDowall, Gulshan Grover, Billy Campbell

Released: 1997

Directed by: Dee McLachlan

The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo is a 1997 American adventure film starring Jamie Williams as Mowgli, with Roddy McDowall and Billy Campbell in supporting roles. It is a live action ...more
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Matt Lucas, Mark Gatiss, Lee Ingleby

Released: 2006

Directed by: Rachel Talalay

The Wind in the Willows is a 2006 British Canadian adventure film directed by Rachel Talalay, it is an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's novel of the same name. Rat, Mole, and Badger take it upon ...more
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George Sanders, Roddy McDowall, Joan Bennett

Released: 1941

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Man Hunt is a 1941 American thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Walter Pidgeon and Joan Bennett. It is based on the 1939 novel Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household and is set just ...more
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Doris Day, Myrna Loy, Rex Harrison

Released: 1960

Directed by: David Miller

Midnight Lace is a 1960 American mystery-thriller film starring Doris Day and Rex Harrison, directed by David Miller. The screenplay by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts is based on the play Matilda ...more
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Margot Kidder, Frank Welker, Roddy McDowall

Released: 1986

Directed by: Alan Zaslove, Ray Patterson, Don Lusk

GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords is an American animated film based on the Gobots toy and TV franchise. This movie was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and released to theaters in 1986 by ...more
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Edward Furlong, Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek

Released: 1995

Directed by: Charles Matthau

The Grass Harp is a 1995 American comedy-drama film. It is based on the novella by Truman Capote; the screenplay was the final work of Oscar-winning screenwriter Stirling Silliphant. The film ...more
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Ringo Starr, John Stamos, Sammy Davis

Released: 1985

Directed by: Harry Harris

Alice in Wonderland is a two-part film adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice books. An Irwin Allen production, it was a special made for television and used a huge all-star cast of notable actors ...more
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Elliott Gould, Roddy McDowall, Fred Williamson

Released: 1976

Directed by: Fred Williamson

Mean Johnny Barrows is a 1976 film. It stars Fred Williamson, who also directed the film; Elliott Gould; Stuart Whitman; James Brown; and Roddy McDowall also star.
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Melissa Leo, Roddy McDowall, Martha Plimpton

Released: 1995

Directed by: Henry Jaglom

Last Summer in the Hamptons is a 1995 ensemble comedy-drama film directed by Henry Jaglom and released by Rainbow Releasing and Live Entertainment. The plot revolves around a family of theatre ...more
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Stella Stevens, Roddy McDowall, Rebecca Budig

Released: 1995

Directed by: Fred Olen Ray, Cole S. McKay

Star Hunter is a 1995 film directed by Cole S. McKay and Fred Olen Ray.
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Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Roddy McDowall

Released: 1968

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

5 Card Stud is a 1968 Western directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum, The script, based on a novel by Ray Gaulden, was written by Marguerite Roberts, who also ...more
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Brad Pitt, Roddy McDowall, Martin Mull

Released: 1989

Directed by: Rospo Pallenberg

Cutting Class is a 1989 slasher film and dark comedy directed by Rospo Pallenberg and written by Steve Slavkin. The film was Brad Pitt's first major role.

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Olivia Newton-John, Margaret Cho, Greg Louganis

Released: 1996

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

It's My Party is a 1996 American drama film written and directed by Randal Kleiser, it was one of the first feature films to address the topic of AIDS patients passing with dignity. The film is ...more
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Christopher Lee, Melissa Gilbert, Eva Gabor

Released: 1979

Directed by: Takeo Nakamura

Nutcracker Fantasy is a Japanese-American stop motion animated film produced by Sanrio, very loosely based on Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker and E.T.A. Hoffman's story The Nutcracker and ...more
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Fidel Castro, Roddy McDowall, Walter Pidgeon

Released: 1946

Directed by: George Sidney

Holiday in Mexico is a 1946 Technicolor musical directed by George Sidney, starring Walter Pidgeon, Jane Powell, and Ilona Massey.
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A Taste of Evil Barbara Stanwyck, Roddy McDowall, Barbara Parkins

Released: 1971

Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey

A Taste of Evil is a 1971 American television film. Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey, it stars Barbara Stanwyck, Barbara Parkins and Roddy McDowall.

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Miracle on 34th Street Roddy McDowall, Jane Alexander, Sebastian Cabot

Released: 1973

Directed by: Fielder Cook

Miracle on 34th Street is a 1973 drama film directed by Fielder Cook.
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James Coburn, Milton Berle, John Gielgud

Released: 1965

Directed by: Tony Richardson

The Loved One is a 1965 black and white comedy film about a business in Los Angeles, which is based on The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy, a short satirical novel by Evelyn Waugh. It was ...more
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Gene Tierney, Tyrone Power, George Sanders

Released: 1942

Directed by: John Cromwell

Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake is a 1942 adventure film directed by John Cromwell, starring Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney. The film was adapted from Edison Marshall's 1941 historical ...more